Following the omnishambles we reported during the election campaign, Barnet Council has now confirmed that no charging regime will come into place for Osidge Lane and Brunswick Park Road car parks. They say:
Councillor Dean Cohen, Barnet Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, has confirmed that no new charges will be introduced at two car parks in Brunswick Park ward.
The two car parks are those in Osidge Lane and Brunswick Park Road.The announcement comes after Cllr Cohen confirmed in May that council car parks in Egerton Gardens NW4, New Brent St NW4, Church Hill Rd EN4 and Quakers Court NW9, would remain free of charges.
The announcement on the Brunswick Park ward car parks was not able to be made until the Brunswick Park by-election had taken place.Cllr Cohen said:
“I apologise to residents that I wasn’t able to make any announcement about these two car parks before now.“
Election Purdah restrictions mean councils can’t make any announcements which could be seen to influence the result, but I’m happy to confirm that no charges will be introduced at these two car parks following representations from residents and local ward councillors.”